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by Russ Williams
December 12th, 2018, 7:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: 2012 Marguet Single Vineyard Champagnes
Replies: 12
Views: 322

Re: TNs: 2012 Marguet Single Vineyard Champagnes

The current HDH pricing is not doing anything for me.
by Russ Williams
December 10th, 2018, 4:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Zalto Question (Again)
Replies: 28
Views: 1414

Re: Zalto Question (Again)

The GGG is lighter and for whatever reason less prone to breakage. In side by side tasting I prefer the GGG. I have also had numerous friends ask me where they can purchase them and most are not wine geeks.
by Russ Williams
December 9th, 2018, 5:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Zalto Question (Again)
Replies: 28
Views: 1414

Re: Zalto Question (Again)

The Universal was my go to for several years before I discovered the GGG.
by Russ Williams
December 8th, 2018, 1:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days
Replies: 1096
Views: 54199

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

Josh Grossman wrote:
December 8th, 2018, 1:22 pm
I assume the Hebrart Special Club is a buy? Never had it before but previous vintages have nice tasting notes on CT.
It’s a no brainer buy.
by Russ Williams
December 5th, 2018, 9:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: We're not normal : )
Replies: 29
Views: 1416

Re: We're not normal : )

I will only comment to say, we all started this insane obsession drinking similar wines. I can actually remember drinking a Peter Lehmann Shiraz and liking it. [barf1.gif]
by Russ Williams
December 5th, 2018, 9:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 9826
Views: 436993

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

My first order of Lahèrte Frères champagne:
NV Blanc de Blancs Brut Nature
2014 Rosé de Saignee Les Beaudiers
2014 Blanc de Blancs Les Grandes Crayeres

Also picked up a couple more 2016 Cédric Bouchard Val Vilaine.
by Russ Williams
December 3rd, 2018, 7:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Chenin Blanc are you drinking?
Replies: 110
Views: 3459

Re: Which Chenin Blanc are you drinking?

2016 Huet Le Mont Demi-sec a few weeks ago was classically delicious with perfectly integrated and vibrant structure, on par with the 2014 for long-term potential but airier and lighter on its feet, and is still available on both coasts in the US. It’s creeped up in price, but year-in, year-out, yo...
by Russ Williams
November 30th, 2018, 4:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 505
Views: 22384

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

Where is the crazy demand coming from to drive these absurd prices for N. Rhône wines? China??
by Russ Williams
November 28th, 2018, 10:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Under counter cooler
Replies: 4
Views: 192

Re: Under counter cooler

If you want something that will last, runs quiet and looks great, you simply cannot go wrong with Sub-Zero. Look for a display sample at a reputable dealer or a used one via eBay or Craigslist.
by Russ Williams
November 28th, 2018, 9:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WOTYs--2018 Edition and your Discovery of the Year
Replies: 70
Views: 3369

Re: WOTYs--2018 Edition and your Discovery of the Year

2000 Musar was a revelation of how good these wines can be with age.
by Russ Williams
November 23rd, 2018, 11:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Week 1 - Virtual Tasting for Charity - Empty My Wallet, Help Me Support Laura's House
Replies: 192
Views: 4586

Re: Week 1 - Virtual Tasting for Charity - Empty My Wallet, Help Me Support Laura's House

NV Trader Joe's Brut Rose, 2018 release. (I'm not sure the Pinot content here, so I leave it to the judges as to whether it counts.) The 2018 is as good as prior releases, maybe even a touch better. This one is more red-fruited, with a distinct strawberry note on the palate and finish. Nose is unin...
by Russ Williams
November 19th, 2018, 2:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days
Replies: 1096
Views: 54199

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

No need for me to poke them. Terry pokes me twice a year to get boatloads of wine out of their warehouse.
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by Russ Williams
November 16th, 2018, 3:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Value Universal Wine Glass
Replies: 108
Views: 6241

Re: Best Value Universal Wine Glass

There really is nothing like GGG and I used to think Zalto was the bomb.
by Russ Williams
November 16th, 2018, 11:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Value Universal Wine Glass
Replies: 108
Views: 6241

Re: Best Value Universal Wine Glass

Please do share where you are getting GGG for $30.
by Russ Williams
November 14th, 2018, 10:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 9826
Views: 436993

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Neal.Mollen wrote:
November 14th, 2018, 9:50 am
I hovered over the Flaccianello offer . . . so tempted . . . the best vintage, maybe ever, of one of my all-time favorite wines . . . and deleted. NO BUYING UNTIL AFTER THE TURKEY IS DONE
Congrats on your will power.
by Russ Williams
November 7th, 2018, 5:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2006 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne
Replies: 153
Views: 4908

Re: TN: 2006 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne

Russ Williams wrote:
November 7th, 2018, 5:45 pm
1 - Wein Wolf
1 - Kobrand
The rest are all Euro.

I also have a couple of 2004 which are also Wein Wolf. Here’s to hoping they are all good, but if Kobrand bottlings have some weird batch issue then I’ll still be very happy to only have 1 off bottle.

All were purchased from Envoyer.
by Russ Williams
November 7th, 2018, 5:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2006 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne
Replies: 153
Views: 4908

Re: TN: 2006 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne

1 - Wein Wolf
1 - Kobrand
The rest are all Euro.

I also have a couple of 2004 which are also Wein Wolf. Here’s to hoping they are all good, but if Kobrand bottlings have some weird batch issue then I’ll still be very happy to only have 1 off bottle.
by Russ Williams
November 2nd, 2018, 4:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys 2016 Pricing
Replies: 87
Views: 6423

Re: Rhys 2016 Pricing

Recently was fortunate enough to attend a single blind vertical of the following. 2004 Rhys, Santa Cruz Mountains (14.6%): Although not labeled as such, this wine is 100% Alpine Vineyard Chardonnay. 2006 Rhys 'Alpine Vineyard', Santa Cruz Mountains (14.2%) 2007 Rhys 'Alpine Vineyard', Santa Cruz Mo...
by Russ Williams
November 1st, 2018, 4:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys 2016 Pricing
Replies: 87
Views: 6423

Re: Rhys 2016 Pricing

My experience has been the 2010’s are an outlier. Every other vintage I have had has shown very well with no risk of decline anytime soon. Am I going to cellar them for 15 years...no...but 6-10, absolutely.
by Russ Williams
November 1st, 2018, 12:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Pott Wine
Replies: 25
Views: 2105

Re: 2016 Pott Wine

David Ohr wrote:
October 28th, 2018, 9:03 am
Opened my first 2016 pott cab last night and it was already showing great. All chocolate milk and blackberries. Here’s to finally getting some turf war after the missing out on the large format preorder! Phil- please don’t buy it all.
[swoon.gif] rolleyes [scratch.gif]
by Russ Williams
October 31st, 2018, 4:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys 2016 Pricing
Replies: 87
Views: 6423

Re: Rhys 2016 Pricing

Fred Bower wrote:
October 30th, 2018, 10:56 pm
There was a 2014 Aeris Etna Bianco?

fred
Yes, it was offered in April. You need to sign up at aeriswines.com
by Russ Williams
October 28th, 2018, 10:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Domaine du Tunnel (Stéphane Robert) Cornas
Replies: 4
Views: 205

Re: TN: 2014 Domaine du Tunnel (Stéphane Robert) Cornas

If anyone is interested Robert Panzer just sent out his offering for the ‘17 Tunnel white and reds.
by Russ Williams
October 28th, 2018, 7:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys Offering
Replies: 52
Views: 5017

Re: Rhys Offering

Thanks Kevin. Looking forward to tasting the results of a stricter barrel selection.
by Russ Williams
October 27th, 2018, 8:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys Offering
Replies: 52
Views: 5017

Re: Rhys Offering

Peter Petersen wrote:
October 27th, 2018, 6:25 pm
The recent email only mentioned Bearwallow and Syrah. So it might be just Syrah for me.
That is why I ask as it has to be more than that.
by Russ Williams
October 27th, 2018, 12:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys Offering
Replies: 52
Views: 5017

Re: Rhys Offering

What’s being offered on Tuesday?
by Russ Williams
October 27th, 2018, 12:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best North American sparklers?
Replies: 100
Views: 2947

Re: Best North American sparklers?

Rhys sparkling? I'm intrigued. Yes, it is true. We have been collaborating with Rodolphe Peters (of Pierre Peters) on a Rhys estate sparkling program and plan to offer our first sparkler next summer. It has been a lot of fun! Well this is certainly interesting news. All chard, combination of chard ...
by Russ Williams
October 26th, 2018, 5:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wineries near Charlottesville VA
Replies: 34
Views: 809

Re: Wineries near Charlottesville VA

I recognize that this is totally unresponsive to your question and weird given the purpose of this board, but if I only had a couple of days in the area, I would exhaust the historic/scenic/natural tourist opportunities and forget about the wineries. The area has so much to offer than is truly uniq...
by Russ Williams
October 25th, 2018, 4:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days
Replies: 1096
Views: 54199

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

Neal.Mollen wrote:
October 25th, 2018, 3:04 pm
Too rich for my blood. I am sure it is fantastic
Way too rich!!
by Russ Williams
October 24th, 2018, 6:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wineries near Charlottesville VA
Replies: 34
Views: 809

Re: Wineries near Charlottesville VA

Veritas...period. Don’t waste your time going elsewhere.
by Russ Williams
October 24th, 2018, 3:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days
Replies: 1096
Views: 54199

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

Doing the happy dance!! Just received confirmation on my Vilmart CdC and ‘14 Hebrart Special Club. Lordy, Lordy how I love great bubbly. Thank you Greg!!
by Russ Williams
October 23rd, 2018, 3:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days
Replies: 1096
Views: 54199

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

I also asked for 3 an hour after the email arrived. Fingers crossed.
by Russ Williams
October 22nd, 2018, 4:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days
Replies: 1096
Views: 54199

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

Neal.Mollen wrote:
October 22nd, 2018, 11:04 am
So tempted. But I already have bunch. Great price
Same here and it’s not like Greg doesn’t offer this on a regular basis. Thanks Greg!! champagne.gif
by Russ Williams
October 21st, 2018, 8:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan
Replies: 273
Views: 11692

Re: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

Comparing the previous 2 years of purchases against my YTD total, I’m about 150 bottles less. There is no way I’ll be buying 150 bottles over the next 2 months, so the challenge is going to be to keep my purchases to only a couple of cases. I think I can...I think I can...I think I can...
by Russ Williams
October 20th, 2018, 11:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Master Somm Invalidation
Replies: 207
Views: 14123

Re: Master Somm Invalidation

Dear Somm's & fellow Wine Knerds, A member of the Board, the very same governing body that has made this decision, sent an email to a few select candidates the morning of the tasting portion of the exam with the subject line “heads up,” releasing the initials of two varietals in the flight. The Boa...
by Russ Williams
October 20th, 2018, 11:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days
Replies: 1096
Views: 54199

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

Just ordered some of the 2014 Hebrart Special Club. Big fan of this producer.
by Russ Williams
October 15th, 2018, 6:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 505
Views: 22384

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

CJ Beazley wrote:
October 12th, 2018, 4:18 pm
Scott Brunson wrote:
October 12th, 2018, 4:09 pm
Excited about that '59 Maury
I wondered if anyone got some of that, let us know.
I’m also very excited about the ‘59 Maury and just got confirmation for a bottle.
[cheers.gif] [wow.gif]
by Russ Williams
October 15th, 2018, 3:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 9826
Views: 436993

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

What did you pay for the Perrieres? it was offered recently from Envoyer for $259.99 Flatiron still has 1 bottle left for $199.99 (I used a 10% coupon to get an extra $20 off so $180) Exactly why I asked. I wouldn’t have paid $260 using your money. What am I missing here? Even $200 seems nuts. We a...
by Russ Williams
October 14th, 2018, 10:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 9826
Views: 436993

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Yao C wrote:
October 13th, 2018, 4:57 pm
2016 Vincent Dancer Meursault Perrieres
2014 Vincent Dancer Bourgogne Blanc
Krug Grande Cuvee 166
What did you pay for the Perrieres?
by Russ Williams
October 13th, 2018, 8:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days
Replies: 1096
Views: 54199

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

$75 and I’m probably going to regret not buying more than a single bottle.
by Russ Williams
October 10th, 2018, 11:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days
Replies: 1096
Views: 54199

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

Anyone else get some of the ‘06 Taittinger Comtes Rosé?
by Russ Williams
October 10th, 2018, 11:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days
Replies: 1096
Views: 54199

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

C-S is always a no-brainer and at $39...duh!!
by Russ Williams
October 4th, 2018, 11:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pinot Days - Some quick random thoughts
Replies: 35
Views: 2021

Re: Pinot Days - Some quick random thoughts

Sad news indeed.
by Russ Williams
September 30th, 2018, 6:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days
Replies: 1096
Views: 54199

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

Russ, good going on the Gerbais. When i visited Aurelien Gerbais in May, I learned so much with him in the 2 hours or so that he spent with me. Love that guy, and love as much what they are doing in the Aube. That cuvee you had, while I had a few bottles early on that I could not get my head around...
by Russ Williams
September 30th, 2018, 3:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2007 Copain James Berry Vineyard Syrah
Replies: 7
Views: 511

Re: TN: 2007 Copain James Berry Vineyard Syrah

I’m holding my last ‘07 Copain and Carlisle JB for a side by side experience. Maybe a couple more years.
by Russ Williams
September 30th, 2018, 3:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days
Replies: 1096
Views: 54199

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

Just saw the Calsac offer. I recall Greg selling the Rochefort bottling last year, which was 2014 base so I wonder if this new release is a different base year--2015? The Maladries looks interesting, although the bottle shape reminds me of Ruinart, with that shape that are PITA to store. But, given...
by Russ Williams
September 27th, 2018, 4:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days
Replies: 1096
Views: 54199

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

Brian G r a f s t r o m wrote:
September 26th, 2018, 10:41 pm
Russ Williams wrote:
September 26th, 2018, 8:08 pm
Frank Murray III wrote:
September 26th, 2018, 3:34 pm
I have to think that several of you have quite a bit coming.
rolleyes [swoon.gif] [oops.gif] [truce.gif]
I'm kinda curious what folks deem "quite a bit" to be ...
I’d rather not say as I’m embarrassed, but trust me, it’s way bigger than a bread box. [wow.gif]
by Russ Williams
September 26th, 2018, 8:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days
Replies: 1096
Views: 54199

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

Frank Murray III wrote:
September 26th, 2018, 3:34 pm
I have to think that several of you have quite a bit coming.
rolleyes [swoon.gif] [oops.gif] [truce.gif]
by Russ Williams
September 22nd, 2018, 11:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2013 Rhys - Pinot Noir Skyline Vineyard (USA, California, San Francisco Bay, Santa Cruz Mountains)
Replies: 7
Views: 648

Re: TN: 2013 Rhys - Pinot Noir Skyline Vineyard (USA, California, San Francisco Bay, Santa Cruz Mountains)

Joe W i n o g r a d wrote:
September 22nd, 2018, 4:39 am
Jeff Filippi wrote:
September 19th, 2018, 8:19 pm
Russ - I would suggest 2009.
Agree; opened an 09 Skyline last year courtesy of a board swap with FMIII and it was well ready. We enjoyed it quite a bit
Thanks guys for the advice. Sounds like an ‘09 will get opened soon.
by Russ Williams
September 19th, 2018, 7:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 9826
Views: 436993

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

2008 Deutz ‘Amour de Deutz’ Blanc de Blancs

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